FACES
Film - Program 4 Filmfest 2020

FACES

Directed by Paul Vincent de Lestrade

Info

Director: Paul Vincent de Lestrade
Section: Program 4
Country: Belgium
Year: 2019
OT: MIAN/VISAGES
Language: Chinese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
18+

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Logline

FACES

My body, my capital. My beauty, my success. A perfect appearance is crucial in a society in which people are obsessed with how they present themselves. “Your appearance allows you to score points when you’re with others, be it in a professional setting or your everyday life,” one protagonist aptly remarks. FACES portrays several women in China for whom cosmetic surgery has become the norm. Their need for recognition and their fear of rejection drive them to undergo plastic surgery again and again.



  • Filmschool: INSAS, Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et techniques de diffusion

  • Duration: 19 Min.

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Meet the director

FACES

Paul Vincent de Lestrade

Paul Vincent de Lestrade earned a degree in film and media studies from the Sorbonne Université in Paris while also writing film reviews for various student magazines. Since 2015 he has been studying film directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels. His documentary projects and fictional films explore the relationship between bodies and the standards society sets for them.

Credits

Screenplay: Paul Vincent de Lestrade
Director of Photography: Mathilde Blanc
Film Editor: Maxime Jouret
Sound: Paul Vincent de Lestrade
Producer: Vincent Canart
Production Company: INSAS, Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et techniques de diffusion